H5P is the abbreviation for HTML5 Package, and is an open-source eLearning authoring tool that enables instructors to create and edit interactive videos, presentations, games, and more. Once created, this interactive content may be linked to from a website or web resource, embedded into a Brightspace course, and incorporated into Pressbooks (an online book production tool).
- Potential uses of H5P include:
Inserting true/false questions into video clips of lab protocols to make important concepts memorable.
- Breaking up slide or video presentations with interactive exercises (drag words into correct spots in a sentence) to stimulate thinking.
- Using interactive content to prepare for a graded quiz.
- Add multiple choice questions to Brightspace HTML course file.
What learning goals can it support?
Assess | Communicate | Create | Deliver | Engage
Where can I find support?
Email EdTech to request a license.
Tool at a Glance
H5P is an open-source eLearning authoring tool that enables instructors to create and edit interactive videos, presentations, games, and more.
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The tool can be scaled to accommodate any size class but lacks flexibility to create smaller sub-groups or communities of practice.
Ease of Use 4/5
Instructors may face a slight learning curve in creating H5P activities. Students find them easy and enjoyable to interact with.
H5P offers an online technical support forum and help documentation is available in the form of web pages or videos. H5P is supported by Langara EdTech.
The tool allows users to communicate through different channels (audio, visual, textual) and allows for non-sequential, flexible/adaptive engagement with material.
WCAG 2.0 Compliant 5/5
The H5P activities available to Langara users are meet accessibility guidelines.
User-focused Participation 5/5
The tool is designed to address the needs of diverse users, their various literacies, and capabilities, thereby widening opportunities for participation in learning.
Required Equipment 5/5
Proper use of the tool does not require equipment other than a computer and access to the internet.
BSp Integration 5/5
H5P activities can be embedded and the tool is fully integrated into BSp maintaining full functionality of the tool.
Operating Systems 5/5
H5P is a web-based product. Users can use the Lumi Windows, macOS or Linux desktop app to create H5P activities.
Web Browsers 5/5
Users can effectively utilize the tool with any standard, up-to-date web browser.
Additional Tech Requirements 5/5
Users can effectively utilize the tool without any browser extensions or downloaded software.
Mobile Operating Systems 5/5
H5P is accessible through the browser on mobile devices. It does not require an iOS, Android, or Windows App.
Mobile Functionality 4/5
H5P is responsive HTML5-based tool.
Offline Access NA
The platform cannot be used in any capacity offline
The tool is not intended to provide collaboration between students.
User Accountability 3/5
Instructors cannot control student anonymity and there is no technical solution for holding users accountable to their actions. Students’ actions are limited to those the instructor provides.
Student familiarity with the tool is likely mixed, some will lack technical competence with its functions; however, with some basic instructions students can easily learn how to interact with the activities.
The tool is not designed to support an instructor’s an instructor’s ability to be present with students via active management, monitoring, and engagement.
Tool is adaptable to its environment: easily customized to suit the classroom context and targeted learning outcomes.
Sending items to the gradebook allows for the collection of learning analytics.
Enhancement of Cognitive Tasks 5/5
The tool enhances engagement in targeted cognitive task(s) that were once overly complex or inconceivable through other means.
Higher Order Thinking 3/5
The tool may engage students in higher order thinking skills (given significant consideration to design, facilitation, and direction from instructor).
Feedback on Learning 5/5
Opportunities for receiving formative feedback on learning are available and customizable.
Privacy & Security
This tool complies with Langara’s risk and privacy assessment requirements.
September 19, 2021.